E+H has advised Wienerberger on its acquisition of the Terreal operations in France, Italy, Spain, and the US together with the Creaton business in Germany and Benelux from France's Terreal Group. Latham & Watkins, Advant, Garrigues, Masotti Cassella, Holland & Knight, and Stibbe reportedly advised Wienerberger as well.
Market Snapshot: Quo Vadunt Serbian M&A Transactions?
M&A activity in Serbia finally showed some positive trends in 2022, despite high inflation and supply chain challenges. During the first three quarters of 2022, the Serbian M&A market has performed well, given the current economic environment, and was primarily defined by deals in the energy and real estate sectors, the IT industry, and further consolidation of the banking sector.
RSP Advises on Sale of Hedwell Group to SAP Fioneer
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners, working with Advant Beiten, has advised the shareholders of Hedwell Group Germany on the sale of the Hedwell Group to SAP Fioneer. Reportedly, Germany's Poellath advised SAP Fioneer on the deal.
New Serbian Law on Gender Equality – Spotlight on M&A Transactions
Employment law related matters are a fundamental part of every legal due diligence analysis of Serbian companies and their respective businesses. Following the enactment of the Law on Gender Equality ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", no. 52/2021, "Law"), the scope of legal due diligence exercises should be extended to also include targets’ compliance with obligations set forth in the Law.
New Instruction for Detecting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement Procedures in Serbia
During the first half of 2022 the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia ("Commission") has been very proactive with respect to prevention of competition infringements. As a result of these efforts, in May the Commission also adopted a new Instruction for detecting bid rigging in public procurement procedures ("Instruction") thereby updating the older version of the Instruction from 2011.
The Buzz in Serbia: Interview with Sasa Stojanovic of Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners
Even though changes could be in the pipeline for Serbia given the upcoming April 2022 presidential and parliamentary elections, the central Balkan country is in a state of stability and steady advancement, according to Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners Partner Sasa Stojanovic.
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners Advises Soravia on New Mill Sale
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners has advised the Soravia Group on the sale of the New Mill office building located in Belgrade, Serbia.
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners, Cerha Hempel, and Noerr Advise on Sberbank CEE Sale
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners and Cerha Hempel have advised AIK Banka, Gorenjska Banka, and Agri Europe Cyprus on their acquisition of Sberbank Europe’s shares in six CEE banks. Noerr advised the buyers on Hungarian law, while Maric & Co, Zuric and Partners, Tos & Partners, and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners reportedly advised the buyers on Bosnian, Croatian, Slovenian, and Russian matters, respectively.
Former CMS and BDK Lawyers Come Together to Launch Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners in Belgrade
At the beginning of February, Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners opened its doors for business in Belgrade.